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Guide to the Henry L. Day Foundation Records ; Henry L. Day Foundation Records

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Guide to the Henry L. Day Foundation Records 1963-1985

Sponsor: Initial processing of this manuscript group was done with funds provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Records
Creator: Henry L. Day Foundation
Dates: 1963-1985
Quantity: 1 cubic feet
Abstract:Correspondence, tax returns, ledger sheets and the check/voucher register of a small private non-profit foundation set up by Henry L. Day to distribute financial contributions to charitable organizations.
Identification: MG321
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Scope and Content

The records of the Henry L. Day Foundation consist of correspondence, tax returns, ledger sheets, and a voucher/check register.

Since the voucher/check register contains a complete record of all transactions, vouchers, bank statements and paid checks were discarded, thus reducing the bulk of the collection by 1 cubic foot.


Administrative/Biographical History

The Henry L. Day Foundation was a small fiduciary organization formed by Day to use appreciated securities in making gifts to charitable organizations. It began with the modest gift of one hundred dollars on September 25, 1963. This was shortly supplemented by several thousand dollars in DMI stock. The foundation was a non-profit trust and could only make gifts to IRS certified charitable organizations.

The Foundation manager was George Kelton, who was trustee along with Robert Dwyer and Kathryn A. Eichwald. Kelton, as the only salaried member of the trust, handled the daily business of the corporation. A large percentage of this business consisted of gifts made by the Day Foundation to Catholic beneficiaries, although secular organizations also benefited.

Changes in the tax law in 1970 made it more difficult for small foundations to exist and the Day Foundation was restructured. It ceased existence in 1985 following Henry Day's death, with a payment to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of $754.16 on October 21.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Idaho

Day, Henry L. (Henry Lawrence), 1902-

Henry L. Day Foundation

Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Idaho -- Wallace

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Henry L. Day Foundation are part of the records of Day Mines, Inc., donated to the University of Idaho by Henry Day in 1984 and 1985.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Financial Records 1963-1985
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1/11/1Authorizations 1977-1984
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1/21/2Declaration of Trust and related documents 1963-1978
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1/31/3Hull & Hull correspondence re termination of trust 1982
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1/41/4Schedules of gifts 1980-1983
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1/51/5Statements 1963-1982
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1/61/6U.S. Treasury Department. Internal Revenue Service. Correspondence 1963-1975
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1/71/7Worthless stocks, property of Henry L. Day Foundation 1969
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1/8-261/8-26Tax returns 1964-1985
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1/271/27Ledger sheets 1963-1985
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os/28os/28Voucher and check register 1963-1985

Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by ArchProteus2003
Language: Finding aid is in English

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